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Treatment of Oily Skin with Essential Oils

Oily Skin: 

The skin produces oil to protect itself from outside elements that cause dryness. When too much oil is produced, the skin looks shiny and feels uncomfortably heavy. Although oily skin is primarily a cosmetic complaint, complications such as acne can occur.

Fennel Facial Toner: 

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Fennel is an excellent addition to facial toner, as its antiseptic properties make it useful in stopping minor infections that often accompany excessively oily skin.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a dark-colored glass bottle, add the witch hazel and fennel essential oil, and shake well to blend.
  2. Using a cotton pad, apply a few drops to the face and other oily areas.
  3. Repeat this treatment up to 2 times a day. Shake the bottle before each use.

Balancing Citrus Toner: 

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Grapefruit and lemon essential oils are strong astringents that can help balance the skin and eliminate excessive oil. If this recipe is overly drying for your skin, replace the vodka with witch hazel or water. Do not use this treatment with children.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a dark colored glass bottle, add the vodka along with the grapefruit and lemon essential oils, and shake well to blend.
  2. Using a cotton pad, apply a few drops to the face and other oily areas.
  3. Repeat this treatment up to 2 times a day. Shake the bottle before each use.

 

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